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Man on Fire (2004)


Coming Out at 23 April 2004 in theaters

Action, Crime, Drama

Man on Fire is action-thriller film directed by Tony Scott from a screenplay by Brian Helgeland, and based on the 1980 novel of the same name by A. J. Quinnell. The novel had previously been adapted into a feature film in 1987. In this film, Denzel Washington portrays John Creasy, a despondent, alcoholic former Special Activities Division operative/U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance officer-turned bodyguard, who goes on a revenge rampage after his charge, nine-year-old Lupita “Pita” Ramos (Dakota Fanning), is abducted in Mexico City. The supporting cast includes Christopher Walken, Radha Mitchell, Giancarlo Giannini, Marc Anthony, Rachel Ticotin and Mickey Rourke. The film was a box office success despite mixed reviews.

In 2003, former U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance officer John Creasy visits his old comrade Paul Rayburn, who runs a security firm in Mexico. Wealthy Mexico City businessman Samuel Ramos, and his American wife Lisa, hire Creasy to guard their nine-year-old daughter “Pita”. Samuel only hires Creasy to satisfy the requirements for kidnap and ransom insurance (K&R).

Creasy is a burnt-out alcoholic, and tries to commit suicide one night, but the cartridge fails to fire. He distances himself from Pita, but soon begins to bond with the kind and astute girl and subsequently starts working to control his drinking, having found renewed purpose in life.

Director: Tony Scott

Writers: A.J. Quinnell (novel), Brian Helgeland

Stars: Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Giancarlo Giannini, Marc Anthony, Rachel Ticotin


Denzel WashingtonJohn W. Creasy
Dakota FanningLupita Ramos
Radha MitchellLisa Ramos
Christopher WalkenPaul Rayburn
Marc AnthonySamuel Ramos
Giancarlo GianniniMiguel Manzano
Mickey RourkeJordan Kalfus
Rachel TicotinMariana Garcia Guerrero
Roberto SosaDaniel Sanchez
Jesús OchoaVictor Fuentes
Gero CamiloAurelio Sanchez
Mario ZaragozaJorge Gonzalez
Charles ParaventiJersey Boy
Carmen SalinasGuardian Three
Esteban De La TrinidadGuardian Two
Angelina PeláezSister Anna
Norma PabloReina Rosas
Rosa María HernándezMaria
Heriberto Del CastilloBruno
Steve GonzalesInsurance Lawyer
Andrés PardaveVet
Rodrigo ZuritaEighteen
Marisol Cal y MayorEighteen’s Girlfriend
Hector Hernandez ZertucheChauffeur
René CamperoFather
Angélica RosadoMother
Georgina GonzálezRayburn’s Wife
Abraham SandovalRayburn’s Kid
Hugo PelaezPedro
Jorge VictoriaComandande Judicial
Ariane PellicerReporter 1
Jorge PicontPiano Teacher
Alberto EstrellaAdjutant AFI
Gerardo TaracenaExecutive Adjutant
Nydia A. TrujilloNurse 1
Maria Hall RuedaNurse 2
Elvira RichardsVet Assistant
Javier ZaragozaSandri
Valentina Garcia ContrerasCamila
Enrique CimetElderly Man
SparkleElderly Woman
Dunia AlvarezAFI Plainclothes 1
Beatriz PinaUndercover AFI
Hector TagleMariana’s Driver
Jose Jesus GarciaSanchez Kid 1
Guadalupe Flores GarciaSanchez Kid 2
Daniela MartinezSanchez Kid 3
Rubén SantanaAFI Trailer Tech 1
Fernando BerzosaAFI Trailer Tech 2
Eduardo RiveraAFI Operator on Radio
Victor De PascualArms Dealer
Norma MartínezArms Dealer 2
Aram CardenasNephew
Manuel PoncelisSchool Clerk
Alejandro CampsBodyguard 1
Jorge AlmadaBodyguard 1A
Carlos BaradaBodyguard 2
Eduardo YáñezBodyguard 2A
Jorge MerloJudicial Police
Alberto PinedaFuentes Man 1
Jesús González LealFuentes Driver
Rodrigo ChavezFuentes Man 5
Fernando ArvizuThug Cop 1
Ghalil Elhateb EstradaThug Cop 2
Hugo GenesioPlainclothes 1
Gonzalo AlvarezPlainclothes 2
Ofelia AguirreInterviewer
Itatí CantoralEvelyn
Jose De Jesus HernandezJapanese Businessman 1
Arturo FarfánBartender
Rossana FuentesNewscaster
Enrique GonzalezTaxi Driver
Adrian GrunbergDocile Reporter
Jorge GuerreroPriest
Roberto KwokJapanese Businessman 6
José MontiniRestaurant Owner
Fernando MoyaDoctor
Iztel Navarro VazquezSandri’s Girl
Stacy PerskieCynical Reporter
Berenice Manjarrez VericatNewscaster
Raul ZermeñoHighranking Government Official
Jorge ZárateCustoms Official

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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